Kizhi Island is a place of rare beauty where nature and wooden architecture coexist in full harmony and revive a unique atmosphere of the past. Join us on this 2-day tour and explore Kizhi Island!
- Wooden Kizhi church ensemble, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Boat excursion around Kizhi Island to see ancient wooden chapel, deserted and still living villages
- Accommodation in the vicinity of Kizhi Island
- Tranquil atmosphere of the Kizhi countryside
|GROUP SIZE||DATES||RATES 1/2 TWIN ROOM||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
|2-12 persons||May - September||upon request||upon request|
07:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk from St. Petersburg. Meeting with the guide. Breakfast.
08:30 City tour «The City of Peter the Great». You will get acquainted with the history of the capital of Karelia and visit its places of interest. Photo stop near the monument to Peter the Great.
11:30 Transfer to Kizhi Island by hydrofoil (1 hour 15 minutes).
12:45 Upon arrival transfer to the guesthouse Kizhskaya Blagodat by boat (10 minutes). Kizhskaya Blagodat is a cozy family run guesthouse situated on the mainland right opposite Kizhi Island. The owner of the guesthouse is the son of the head carpenter, who restored the church of the Transfiguration in the Soviet time. You will be pleasantly surprised with the tranquility of the place as well as with the hospitality of its hosts. Accommodation in twin rooms (WC and shower in every room).
14:00 Welcome lunch.
15:00 Excursion by boat to the ancient wooden chapels around Kizhi Island that form the famous «Kizhi Necklace».
Return to the guesthouse. Free time. * Sauna for additional pay.
10:00 Transfer to Kizhi Island by boat (10 minutes).
10:15 Excursion in the Kizhi Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture. Kizhi is one of the first open-air museums and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Russia. The pearl of the museum is its world-known wooden church ensemble which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.
12:30 Lunch on Kizhi Island.
13:30 Transfer to the northern part of Kizhi Island. Excursion in the carpenter's centre, where you will see how the main church of Kizhi Island is being restored. On the way back to the pier we will stop near the highest point of the island to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the Onego Lake and Kizhi.
16:45 Transfer to Petrozavodsk by hydrofoil (1 hour 15 minutes).
18:15 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the railway station.